If you are intending to buy a modern faux leather sofa, this guide is very important for you because it’s going to reveal to you the things you need to be careful about whenever you are trying to clean and maintain such a delicate furniture item.
The first thing you need to focus on is getting rid of the smell.
This is the first thing you are going to notice about your modern faux leather sofa: during the first days, it’s going to smell terribly!
Don’t worry, it’s completely normal and it’s because it’s made out of faux leather!
After all, faux leather is a petroleum byproduct, it’s made out of plastic so to speak and as such, it needs to be treated with different chemicals and different compounds to make it workable and manageable.
If you cannot withstand the smell, I highly recommend that you do the following technique in order to lower it dramatically:
Take a dry cloth, dump it in some white vinegar and start wiping gently, it’s going to get rid of the smell almost immediately.
However, if you have a delicate modern faux leather sofa, meaning that the color is not mixed with the faux leather fabric, it’s only applied on top, then, don’t do this technique and just leave your sofa be until the smell has disappeared.
Let’s talk now about how to clean your modern faux leather sofa.
One of the first things you need to develop is a quick reflex, in other words, whenever you have a stain or you spilled something on it, immediately have this reflex: take a dry cloth, dump it in some warm water and start immediately wiping.
This is all you need to do.
And when you are done, take your favorite leather conditioner and apply it gently on the affected spots, this will get rid of the minerals and chlorine in water and it will prevent it from being absorbed and damaging the faux leather fabric.
Let’s talk now about how to maintain your modern faux leather sofa in perfect condition.
Just apply a leather conditioner at least once every six months, it’s more than enough to keep it in amazing shape, and one more thing, keep it away from sunlight, UV rays are extremely dangerous and damaging, and they may result in your modern faux leather sofa starting to crack and have wrinkles.